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by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ACE website characters list
Replies: 14
Views: 4986

Lists can be nice as a jumping-off point--if I wanted to start learning European history, say, it would be nice to have a list of 20 or 30 major things to definitely absolutely know to kick-start a deeper study of the subject. Just knowing the list won't get you that much benefit against good teams,...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potassium or Beryllium?
Replies: 7
Views: 3032

The question was not with density, but on which is actually the "second-lightest" metal. Well, this goes to the question being too vague. Second-lightest could legitimately mean "second-lowest atomic number" or "second-least dense", and should have been worded better. Actually, better yet, it shoul...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Potassium or Beryllium?
Replies: 7
Views: 3032

Density depends not just on atomic weight, but also on lattice structure. In this case, potassium is body-centered cubic (which is a somewhat sparse packing), while beryllium is hexagonal, which is considerably more closely packed. Also, potassium is close to melting at room temperature, so its atom...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Aug 20, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The judge
Replies: 51
Views: 16469

We use The Judge, and I kind of like it, though it can get a little annoying--the pedals are really not bad for buzzing once you get used to them. We've got a new system on the way, though, so that, if nothing else, we can impress the freshmen with nice buzzers. And anyway, there's nothing more fun ...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Brandeis Mirror of Deep Bench, 10/20
Replies: 38
Views: 12539

Supplementing sounds like a good idea--it's much more likely that we'll be able to bring 3 or 4 extras in addition to the first team than a full second team of 8. But we can figure this out in more detail closer to the date, once we actually have freshmen...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2007 Post-Nationals Poll Discussion - Results are in!
Replies: 83
Views: 29814

ReinsteinD wrote:so BCA B would have to be at least #2.
I'm glad to see my former high school finally getting the recognition they deserve.

(n.b. I'm not from Charter, so this post should not be taken seriously.)
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Consolation Brackets
Replies: 4
Views: 2350

The other option to consider, which is not quite as common in high school, is to break into two 4-team brackets (upper and lower) for the playoffs, so everyone plays three more games. This has a fairly similar effect to yours, except that all of a team's afternoon games are against those with simila...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed Jul 11, 2007 4:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Old singles/doubles questions?
Replies: 3
Views: 2433

Old singles/doubles questions?

I don't know quite who to ask for this, and the Stanford Archive was of little help, so I'd thought I'd put a feeler out to see if anyone here knows where to find questions from some of the singles/doubles tournaments that have run as accessories to Chicago/Illinois Opens of the past. I'm particular...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl: The Evolution/Revolution in the Game
Replies: 46
Views: 14470

Inability for college students to write or edit questions. The growing gap of collegiality between the "editors" and the new/other non-hardcore "writers". The reliance on NAQT sets for tournaments (which are find for introducing students to the game) without a similar increase in the number of coll...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sun n Fun Discussion
Replies: 65
Views: 22504

I would argue that, while difficult, metallocene is not completely out there. The most famous example, ferrocene, is way important and is covered in any intro inorganic chem course. I think (real) inorganic chem shows up too little in quiz bowl, so I'm happy to see metallocene and Ziegler-Natta both...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: NY/NJ 2007-08
Replies: 225
Views: 45314

From what I recall from my days at Bergen Academy, there are a pretty good number of tournaments in NJ--1 at Princeton, 2 at Rutgers, 1 at Columbia HS, and LIFT on Long Island as far as NAQT goes--as well as a smattering of bizarre non-pyramidal ones (do they still play that Jeopardy-board style thi...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Sun May 20, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New teams & ACF Fall
Replies: 101
Views: 41202

To awkwardly preface my response, hi, I'm Chris Kennedy from MIT; I'm a freshman hoping to help host a good tournament or two next year. 2) No matter how hard I try, I don't understand the idea that a longer question is intimidating. You're spending, like, an extra 5 to 10 seconds per tossup, max. H...
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
Wed May 02, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs
Replies: 826
Views: 320639

From NAQT NJ State in 2006: [Question describing a cape] Neg: Cape of Good Horn Q: The greatest number reside in Ohio, where in 2000 they voted overwhelmingly for-- Neg: Homosexuals --President Bush... Answer: the Amish Neg: Space Needle Answer: DNA And one of mine, from last weekend at BU: Neg: 200...